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Advertising: Advertisers Sip Rosé and Ponder Ethics in South of France

CANNES, France — A who’s who of marketing and media convened on yachts and in the gardens of luxurious chateaus here last week as musicians like Jon Bon Jovi and the Killers performed at hotels and sandy beaches temporarily renamed after companies like Google and Spotify. There was a “blockchain yacht” and a “blockchain villa” and more rosé than any group of people could, or perhaps should, want to drink.The occasion was the annual Cannes Lions advertising festival and the goal, as usual, was to fete the industry’s best marketing while conducting meetings that could ultimately influence how vast sums of ad dollars are spent. But paired…

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While You Were Gawking at Snapchat Posts, One Artist Was Listening to Them

“The thinking process behind the engineers and an artist is quite similar,” Mr. Marclay said. “You have to get out of your comfort zone and try to push the limit and see what can be done with what’s available.”This isn’t the first time Snap has delved into the art world. Last fall, it collaborated with Jeff Koons on an augmented reality project to show his work superimposed on landmarks around the world. Around the same time, Betsy Kenny Lack, Snapchat’s head of global brand strategy, expressed interest in what might be Mr. Marclay’s best-known work, “The Clock” (2011), which meticulously edited together thousands of film clips referencing…

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